About the film
Release Date: March 12, 2009
|Slogan||:||«A wooden boy saves the planet!»|
|Production Companies||:||Estinfilm, Marvofilm, Planeta kino|
|Producers||:||Mati Sepping, Tiina Lokk, Dmitri Kabanovski, Sergei Kabanovski|
|Writers||:||Aleksei Tolstoy, Rasmus Merivoo, Kristin Kalamees|
Imagine a mix of Repo Man, Oliver! and Pinocchio and you're on the road to grasping the tone of this bizarre Estonian take on Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy's character Buratino, a wooden boy (or boyus woodenus, as the doctors in the film refer to him). Buratino's virginal mother wishes upon a star for a son and is immediately answered by what can only be called a rape-splinter. The woman gives birth almost immediately to her little wooden Buratino.